BSF and Academy information

T Hyatt made this Freedom of Information request to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Tameside Borough Council,

I would like to make a request for the following information regarding the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Academy programmes.

1) Which schools and academies in your area are either undergoing redevelopment as a result of the BSF and Academy programmes or will do in the future, listing which are confirmed to be going ahead either currently or in the future and which are awaiting a review before they can be confirmed. If all BSF/Academy developments in your area have been cancelled due to the spending cuts, then this is all I need to be informed of and you can disregard the following requested details.

2) The start and completion dates for the building works on each school and academy, with attention paid to make sure that these are up-to-date as I understand that the estimated start and completion dates may well have changed since the BSF and Academy spending cuts in July/August.

3) The main building contractor and architect which you have awarded each school to. If this decision has not yet been made for certain schools, then the expected date when you plan to make your decision on this.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Hyatt

Christine Handley, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hyatt

Further to your request for information, please find attached an
acknowledgement letter from Sandra Stewart, Borough Solicitor.

Regards

Christine Handley

PA to Sandra Stewart, Borough Solicitor

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Elaine Todd, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Tumulty

Please find attached response to your request dated 19.11.2010.

Kind regards

Elaine

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Dear Elaine Todd,

Your response to myself entitled "FOIA 277 Response letter Gary Tumulty" was sent in error, as it is an answer to a different request by someone else.

The confusion might have been due to the questions both being regarding schools and due to my use of the whatdotheyknow website as a portal to make my question (As Gary Tumulty may also have made hsi request through there).

I have repeated my original request below and hope that you can respond when possible.

"Dear Tameside Borough Council,

I would like to make a request for the following information
regarding the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Academy
programmes.

1) Which schools and academies in your area are either undergoing
redevelopment as a result of the BSF and Academy programmes or will
do in the future, listing which are confirmed to be going ahead
either currently or in the future and which are awaiting a review
before they can be confirmed. If all BSF/Academy developments in
your area have been cancelled due to the spending cuts, then this
is all I need to be informed of and you can disregard the following
requested details.

2) The start and completion dates for the building works on each
school and academy, with attention paid to make sure that these are
up-to-date as I understand that the estimated start and completion
dates may well have changed since the BSF and Academy spending cuts
in July/August.

3) The main building contractor and architect which you have
awarded each school to. If this decision has not yet been made for
certain schools, then the expected date when you plan to make your
decision on this."

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Hyatt

Elaine Todd, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

I am not in the office until Monday 20.12.2010. I will be accessing my
emails but if your issue is urgent please contact Elaine Biggins on 0161
342 237 and will be able to contact me with urgent issues or delegate them
as appropriate.

Kind regards

Elaine

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Elaine Biggins, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hyatt

Please find attached response to your FOI

Regards

Elaine

Elaine Biggins
Secretary to

Elaine Todd,
Assistant Executive Director Capital Resources and Planning

Graham Ashford,
Assistant Executive Director Achievement and Learning

Services for Children and Young People

Tameside MBC,

Wellington Road, Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside OL6 6DL
Tel 0161 342 2373 Fax 0161 342 2151

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Dear Elaine Biggins,

Thank you very much for your reply.

I think this met my need, but there is just one portion of your reply that I would like to check. In response to my third question:

"3) The main building contractor and architect which you have awarded each school to. If this decision has not yet been made for certain schools, then the expected date when you plan to make your decision on this."

you replied:

"3) All projects are being delivered through the Tameside LEP by Carillion"

Just to confirm I understand this correctly, does this mean that Carillion are the Contractor and Architect for all the listed schools?

Yours sincerely,

T Hyatt

Elaine Biggins, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Carillion are the building company and also procure the Architects from various companies.

Regards
Elaine Biggins on behalf of
Elaine Todd, Assistant Executive Director Capital Resources and Planning

Elaine Biggins
Secretary  to
Elaine Todd, 
Assistant Executive Director Capital Resources and Planning
Graham Ashford,
Assistant Executive Director Achievement and Learning
Services for Children and Young People
Tameside MBC,                                               
Wellington Road, Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside OL6 6DL
Tel 0161 342 2373  Fax 0161 342 2151
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Dear Elaine Biggins,

Thank you very much for your reply.

As Carillion are not the architect for any of the various schools I would just like to check if you could confirm who the architects are, as this was something I inquired about in my original email.

Yours sincerely,

T Hyatt

Dear Elaine Biggins,

Thank you very much for your reply.

As Carillion are not the architect for any of the various schools I would just like to check if you could confirm who the architects are, as this was something I inquired about in my original email.

I would also like to mention that I originally sent this enquiry to you a month ago and have not received a reply.

Yours sincerely,

T Hyatt

Yours sincerely,

T Hyatt

Elaine Todd, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hyatt,

I apologise that you did not receive a response to your original
request in connection with the Architects employed by Carillion on
our BSF project. The reply function to your email doesnt seem to be
working so I am responding via the website!

According to my records the architects being used on each of the
projects is as follows:

Mossley Hollins - Robinsons St Damians - Mentor New Charter Academy
and Samuel Laycock - Mentor Hyde Technology School - Mentor Dale
Grove - Mentor Denton Community College and Elm Bridge College -
Ryders White Bridge College - Mentor Droylsden Academy - Ryders

Please let me knwo if you require any further information in
connection with the project.

Kind regards

Elaine